Tag: New York State

Emily’s List Backs Hochul for Governor in Key Early Endorsement

Emily’s List, the fund-raising juggernaut dedicated to electing women who back abortion rights, plans to throw its support on Thursday behind Gov. Kathy Hochul’s campaign for a full term as New York governor. The group’s endorsement opens doors to deep-pocketed donors and seasoned campaign strategists across the country. But for Ms. Hochul, the state’s first […]

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N.Y. Governor Poll Shows Hochul Leading James and Williams

Indeed, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion poll found that she is already enjoying the benefits of incumbency: Fifty-five percent of New Yorkers said they had a favorable view of Ms. Hochul, while 32 percent said they had an unfavorable impression. Her favorability rating was 70 percent among Democrats and 26 percent among Republicans. Mr. […]

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New York Gamblers Cross Into New Jersey to Place NFL Bets Online

Towering majestically above the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge is a remarkable feat of engineering to some. For others, it is a snarled, trafficky headache. For a few cagey gamblers from New York, the mighty span is the most convenient sports book and casino in the region. You can spot them, especially on autumn […]

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How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides

JASA, an organization serving older adults in New York City, said that its staff members had rushed to be vaccinated this week after an all-out push by the agency. Among its 660 home health aides, some 94 percent are now vaccinated, up from 20 percent who had submitted proof by August, said Kathryn Haslanger, the […]

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Can You Imagine Bill de Blasio as Governor? He Can.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has begun to tell people privately that he plans to run for governor of New York next year, according to three people with direct knowledge of his conversations with fellow Democrats and donors. Mr. de Blasio, who has been a polarizing figure during his two terms in office, has also sounded […]

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Cuomo’s $5 Million Book Deal Is Subject of a New Ethics Inquiry

“It’s disgraceful,” John Kaehny of Reinvent Albany, a good-government advocacy group, said on Tuesday, equating the approvals to “Get Out of Jail Free cards that make it near impossible to prosecute government officials for abusing the power of their offices.” Ms. Hochul has said that she is considering reconfiguring the panel, which has also been […]

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New York’s Largest Hospital System Just Fired 1,400 Unvaccinated Workers

Hundreds gather outside the Department of Education in Brooklyn and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest vaccination mandate during “Freedom Rally” in New York City, United States on October 4, 2021. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The deadlines for some workers […]

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James Weighs a Run As Governor as Hochul Locks Key Endorsement

“Kathy Hochul’s been doing a great job as governor and I hope she succeeds, but I think things need to play out a little bit more,” said Suzanne Berger, the chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee. “The attorney general, who has also been a great elected official, needs an opportunity and space to make […]

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Is Letitia James Running for New York Governor?

“A number of individuals have approached me with respect to running for higher office,” she said, even as she repeatedly insisted that her focus was on her current job. But asked to characterize those conversations, Ms. James did not shy away. “That I should consider it because of my leadership, because of my ability to […]

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2nd Cuomo Investigation Expected to Confirm Harassment Claims

In the weeks before and after his resignation as governor, Andrew M. Cuomo defended his behavior, deflected blame and tried to discredit Letitia James, the state attorney general who concluded that he had sexually harassed multiple women while in office. As Ms. James put it this week, Mr. Cuomo “has never taken responsibility for his […]

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New York’s Vaccine Mandate: What to Know

One issue in the litigation is whether it is lawful for the state to offer medical, but not religious, exemptions. What have the courts done so far? Much of the focus is on Federal District Court in Utica, where 17 plaintiffs — including doctors and nurses — have argued that the state mandate restricts their […]

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New York Needs Vaccine Mandates. Don’t Let Unions Stop Them.

As New York pushes forward with some of the toughest and farthest-reaching vaccine mandates in the nation, thousands of health care workers in the state appear to be willing to be fired rather than get vaccinated. So, too, do thousands of people who work in New York City’s public schools. How sad that many of […]

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Kathy Hochul Aims to Raise $25 Million as Likely Rivals Eye Challenges

Even for the governor of one of the nation’s largest states, it was a whirlwind few days. Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York greeted President Biden, bumped fists with the prime minister of Ireland, shook hands with Jay-Z and escorted British royalty though the World Trade Center site. But perhaps the highest-stakes meeting for the […]

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Jumaane Williams Is Exploring a Run for New York Governor

Jumaane D. Williams, the left-wing New York City public advocate, announced an exploratory committee for governor on Tuesday, the most substantive sign yet that next year’s primary may become a vigorous battle over the direction of New York’s Democratic Party. Mr. Williams pledged to press an ambitious progressive agenda if he runs, and, in a […]

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Vaccine Mandate Leads Thousands of New York Health Workers to Get Vaccinated

When New York State officials issued a sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers in August, they expressed confidence that it would pressure reluctant doctors, nurses and support staff to get the shot. On Monday, as the deadline for vaccinations for about 600,000 nursing home and hospital workers arrived, it seemed that bet had […]

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Is Deploying The National Guard To Fill In For Unvaxxed Hospital Workers, And The Right-Wing Can’t Handle It

New York State offered health care workers a choice: Get vaccinated or lose their job. That day came on Monday, September 27, with tens of thousands of unvaxxed employees set to be fired, opening a potentially catastrophic hole in the state’s hospital system. But newish Governor Kathy Hochul had a plan that of course didn’t […]

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New York Pledges $27 Million to Help Undocumented Immigrants Hit by Ida

When the storm finally died down, In Soon Kim was left with nothing but the dress she was wearing. She had even lost her shoes as she frantically fought against the floodwaters that were swallowing her basement apartment at great speed, trapping her inside. She had to use all her force to wrench the door […]

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These Health Care Workers Would Rather Get Fired Than Get Vaccinated

“There’s this coercive element that is hard to ignore in all of this urgency,” Mr. Crampton, a senior counsel for the Thomas More Society, a conservative law firm that handles religious freedom cases, said. He would not identify the plaintiffs but said many are Catholic and some Protestant. Pope Francis and the leaders of many […]

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